LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY'S RETURN
Throughout her illustrious career, BERNADETTE PETERS has
dazzled audiences and critics with her performances on stage and television, in
concert, and on recordings. One of Broadway's most critically acclaimed
performers, Bernadette has won numerous accolades including three Tony Awards, a
Golden Globe, two Grammy Awards, three Emmy nominations and has a star on the
Hollywood Walk of Fame. She recently appeared in City Center's Encores!
production, A Bed A Chair: A New York Love Affair featuring the music of Stephen
Sondheim and orchestrations by Wynton Marsalis. Other recent credits include a
recurring role on the NBC-TV series "Smash," and starring roles on Broadway in
Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music and Follies.
Peters received both the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for her performance
in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Song and Dance. She earned her second Tony
Award for her performance in Annie Get You're Gun. She also received Tony
nominations for her memorable performances as Momma Rose, in Sam Mendes'
critically acclaimed revival of Gypsy, Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl, Stephen
Sondheim's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Sunday in the Park with George, the
Jerry Herman/Gower Champion ode to the movies, Mack and Mabel and the Leonard
Bernstein/Comden and Green musical On The Town. In addition to these honors,
Peters earned a Drama Desk nomination for her memorable portrayal of the Witch
in Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods.
While Peters is best known for her work in the theatre, her career also
boasts an impressive list of television credits including, guest starring roles
on ABC-TV's "Grey's Anatomy" and "Ugly Betty" in addition to starring in
Lifetime TV's "Living Proof." Peters has lit up the silver screen in 17 films
throughout her distinguished career. She received a Golden Globe Award for her
memorable performance in PENNIES FROM HEAVEN. Other film credits are: THE JERK,
THE LONGEST YARD, SILENT MOVIE ANNIE, PINK CADILLAC, SLAVES OF NEW YORK, WOODY
ALLEN'S ALICE, IMPROMPTU, IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY, and COMING UP ROSES.
Peters has recorded six solo albums; including the Grammy nominated
"Bernadette Peters Loves Rodgers & Hammerstein," "Sondheim, Etc," "Bernadette
Peters Live at Carnegie Hall" and "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight," in addition to
numerous Original Broadway Cast recordings.
Peters devotes her time and talents to numerous events that benefit Broadway
Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Her "pet project" Broadway Barks, co-founded with
Mary Tyler Moore, is an annual, star-studded dog and cat adoption event that
benefits shelter animals throughout the New York City area.
Her two children's books, Broadway Barks (NY Times bestseller) and Stella is
a Star, feature original songs written and performed by Peters. All of her
proceeds from the sale of the book benefit Broadway Barks. Peters resides in New
York and Los Angeles with her rescue dog, Charlie.
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